Scrotal abscess: an unusual complication of perforated appendix

Med J Malaysia. 1994 Jun;49(2):172-3.


Acute scrotal pain and swelling in children is commonly attributed to torsion of the testis or of the testicular appendage. However, following suppurative appendicitis, scrotal abscess secondary to a patent processus vaginalis must be considered.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / etiology*
  • Appendicitis / complications*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Scrotum*